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VersionDistribution 36.24% 55.62% 8.15%

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VAIO Service Utility

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VAIO Service Utility is a program developed by Sony. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is vaio-su.exe. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 3.6 MB (3,774,378 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows Vista (SP2) as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 89% of users of VAIO Service Utility come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Iran.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sony.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\sony\vaio service utility
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Service Utility\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 3.6 MB

Program filesFiles installed by VAIO Service Utility

Program executable:vaio-su.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\sony\vaio service utility\vaio-su.exe
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - VAIO Service Utility Setup
  • VAIO-SUTOOL.exe - VAIO Service Utility

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • VAIO-SU.exe is scheduled as a task named 'VAIO Service Utility' (runs weekly).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • VAIO-SU.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named VAIO Service Utility.

How do I remove VAIO Service Utility?

Quickly and completely remove VAIO Service Utility from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall VAIO Service Utility from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program VAIO Service Utility, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove VAIO Service Utility.

Win Vista (SP2) 71%
Win 7 1%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 87.99%
Windows 7 10.61%
Windows 10 1.40%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 79.38%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.06%
Windows Vista Business 5.65%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.11%
Windows Vista Ultimate 2.54%
Windows 10 Home 0.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

89.25% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 89.25%
  Canada 2.25%
  Iran 1.21%
  Indonesia 0.87%
  Brazil 0.52%
  India 0.52%
  Mexico 0.52%
  PR 0.52%
  United Kingdom 0.52%
  Venezuela 0.35%
  Germany 0.35%
  Poland 0.35%
  LY 0.17%
  Chile 0.17%

About Sony

Sony is a leading manufacturer of electronics products for the consumer markets and is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group.
Publisher URL: www.sony.com


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